Fast Rope exercise for the 9th Alpini

(To Army Majority State)

At the headquarters of the 7th aviation regiment of the "Vega" Army, an important training activity was completed aimed at refining the techniques of Fast Rope, rapid descent from the helicopter.

The activity was carried out in full compliance with the rules for the containment of Covid-19 and saw the personnel of the 9th regiment Alpini stationed in L'Aquila to train to descend in Fast Rope by NH90 helicopter, also allowing military recovery (REM) from other departments of the "Taurinense" alpine brigade to train in recovery by helicopter using a winch.

The rapid descent technique on the ground is fundamental both in operational contexts and during rescue interventions, since, in the event of public disasters such as fires, floods, heavy snowfalls, it allows you to quickly reach areas that are difficult to access by land.

The perfect synergy achieved with the crews of the 7th "Vega" of the "Friuli" aircraft brigade has allowed the "Taurinense" to increase the mobility and reactivity of the personnel of the 9th "Alpini", capabilities that will be further tested at the next "Vertìgo Gran Sasso 2020" exercise.

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